Acupuncture Points Handbook Review

acupuncture point handbook review

Name of the Product

Acupuncture Points Handbook 

A Patient’s Guide to the Locations and Functions of Over 400 Acupuncture Points by Deborah Bleechker, L.Ac. 


If you are a patient like me, who wants a handbook which systematically introduces you to acupuncture points, this is the book for you. 

Deborah covers how acupuncture works, how to locate acupuncture points, and how to do acupuncture effectively. Later, she goes through each meridian and its points. 

Each meridian has an overview graphic to show most of the points and smaller graphic to show specific points. 


The book has four introduction chapters 

  • Chapter 1: How Acupuncture Works
  • Chapter 2: How to Locate Acupuncture Points
  • Chapter 3: How to Do Acupressure Effectively
  • Chapter 4: Ear Acupuncture - Auricular Points

Then it covers 14 meridians and more points

  • Bladder
  • Du or Governing Vessel
  • Gallbladder 
  • Heart
  • Kidney
  • Large Intestine
  • Liver
  • Lung
  • Pericardium
  • Ren or Conception Vessel
  • Small Intestine
  • Spleen
  • Stomach
  • Triple Warmer or San Jiao
  • Extra Points


  • $16.99

Publication Details

  • Print length: 264 pages
  • Publisher: Draycott Publishing
  • ISBN: 978-1940146201
  • Publication Date: 03/26/2017

Pros and Cons


  • It is a complete handbook

As the name of the book implies, it is a complete handbook cover over 400 acupuncture points. If you want a complete handbook for beginners, this is it! 

  • It uses simple language beginner can easily understand

Since this book is for patients and beginners, Deborah did an excellent job in using simple language to explain meridians and points. She “translates” jargon well into daily language. This helps beginners tremendously to locate the points, if they want to. 


  • A clear index helps you find ailment fast

The index section is not just glossary. It provides a quick look for ailments and points to treat it. If you want to find a few points for acupressure, the index section is great resource for you to get to where you need to be fast. 


  • It’s not meant to read from the first page to the last page

Since this is a handbook that covers points on 14 meridians, it might be difficult to read from the first point to next. Although some readers might want to read all points in sequence, it is difficult for me to remember too much in detail after reading one meridian and moving on to the next. 

It is easier for me to see an ailment and go back to check out the points that treat the ailment. 


I wrote another book review. A Patient’s Guide to Acupuncture. I don’t think these two are competing alternatives. A Patient’s Guide to Acupuncture covers more about what acupuncture is and how to find a practitioner etc. 

This book is very focused on meridians and locations of points. I believe these two books are more complementary to each other. 


If you are looking for a beginner’s guide to meridians and acupuncture points, look no further. Deborah’s handbook uses simple language and clear graphics. It is a comprehensive book for points and what these points can treat.


I have no affiliate relationship with the author and the publisher. 

acupuncture point handbook review